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Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic time kayaking on the loch, Jock's suggestions on where to go where great and hire for the day was great value, a huge amount cheaper than other places on the loch and quite probably a better service. Will definitely come again next time we're up in this direction!

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Andy: Fantastic that you all had a Safe great time. Thank you for your comments. yours aye Jock

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 25 August 2014

It's a nice little Bunkhouse. We had a 4 bed room that was tiny, but there was a common room / self serving kitchen to spend the time, so that was alright. The House is right on the West Highland Way so it's great for backpackers who are tired after climbing the Conic Hills up and down again.

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, sorry you felt a little let down by the size of the bunk-room, we feel the rooms are comfortable and fit for purpose, clean and functional ideal for a nice rest and sleep after a hard days walking. Hope to see you all again at your home in Balmaha. Regards. yours aye Jock &...

Skovlunde, Denmark
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed there one night (4 bed Bunkroom) in part of our roundtrip in Scotland. At arrival we were well informed about the facilities, features and the rules. Ok beds. Not the most comfortable and scilent :-) Nice common room with assorted games and well equipped kitchen.

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you, for taking the time to post your v positive review of our wee place Gwen and I are happy that you found most things to your liking. I hear your point ref the beds and will aim to replace all mattresses as soon as we can. Thank you and haste ye back. yours aye Jock & Gwen

Durban
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed 1 night here after walking the WHW from Milngavie. The three of us were in a bunk room for 6 people but had the room to ourselves which was a treat. Clean & comfortable accommodation that provides everything you need. Shared shower/toilet facilities and a good sized kitchen/lounge with all the mod-cons. A simple breakfast was included of...

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Gwen and I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your v positive review. "THANK YOU".

Fort William, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We arrived on Saturday 2nd August after walking from Milgavie in the pouring rain all day, we were very wet and cold and there was no heating on. After asking if the heating could be switched on it eventually was for a full 20 minutes!!! Needless to say we left in the morning with just the same amount of wet...

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Lynn: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. All guests are made aware of the facilities we offer, and it is the responsibility of the potential guest to make sure our Very Good, Clean, Value for Money Cost Effective, Budget. Accommodation, meets their requirements before booking. Our Brochure which is pointed out to guests on arrival, offers...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I was there mid week, and the bunkhouse happened to be very empty. I was hiking the WHW way from Fort William to Milngavie (backwards), and was tired and sore. Jock promised me the room to myself if any more people arrived… very thoughtful. I got the well needed rest I needed to finished my last 20miles the next day....

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Sarah: It was our pleasure to have such a positive minded person stay at our wee place. Congratulations on your achievement in conquering the mighty WHW. The chalet with your own private conservatory over looking the loch is a great choice for you and friends. Hope to see you again sometime soon. yours aye Jock & Gwen

Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Hiked 20 miles on the WHW then rolled into the bunkhouse. The owner was very welcoming and got me a dorm bed no problem though I think in high season he fills up quickly. Nice clean & quiet spot, tea and coffee all day and cereal or oatmeal for breakfast.

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Debbie: Its Fantastic to meet positive people from all around the World, you are one of them, Congratulations on your achievement on the West Highland Way. We Salute you all the way from Scotland. yours aye Jock & Gwen.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We rented two single kayaks for the day from Jock and really enjoyed the entire experience. Previously renting kayaks at other locations, places usually ask for large deposits, but the only money we had to worry about was the rental price. The safety briefing was short, professional, and very helpful even for an experienced kayaker (and the coffee provided with...

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

I am so pleased you had a great safe time, The loch gives you views from a different perspective, your out there amongst the landscape & waters respecting it and enjoying it. thank you for your positive kind words "Haste ye Back". Jock & Gwen.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2014

What a lovely place! We stayed in the Bunkhouse for 3 nights, couldn't fault it. Great facilities, very clean, lovely kitchen area - with cereal, bread, milk, and tea and coffee included!! Facilities to lock bikes up and leave bags during the day. Jock and Gwen could not have been nicer, so welcoming and always wiling to help. Would definitely...

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you Gwen and I are most grateful for your comments. Hopefully we will see you again sometime in the not to distant future, Good Luck and happy travels. yours aye Jock & Gwen

Goole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I had read some previous reviews of the bunkhouse and B&B but I prefer to make my own mind up, more people tend to review to moan than to praise. As a solo walker, I was pleased to learn that there was a single room B&B in the main house available for a night as I walked the West Highland...

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Balmahahouse, Manager at Balmaha Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive review.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the picturesque shores of Loch Lomond and some 5 minutes paddling to the first of many islands, you can explore castles,ancient graveyards(including the burial place of Rob Roys' cousin), local wildlife including deer,capercaillies and even wallabies,altogether making some of the most beautiful landscape in the world. Balmaha House Bunkhouse & Canoe Hire is ideal for Family get together s, Stag, Hen nights Business away days and Corporate team building events a great place to base yourself and your group in order to explore the wider area or for training events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balmaha Bunkhouse

Address: Balmaha House | G63 Ojq, Balmaha, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0JQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Balmaha
Price Range: £15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Balmaha Bunkhouse Hotel Balmaha
Balmaha Bunkhouse Scotland
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